May Fools (1990)

R   |    |  Comedy, Romance

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During the events of May 1968 in France, different worldviews of conflicting relatives are collide in their family estate.


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17 April 2000 | jonni
| A feast of emotions ...
Milou en Mai finds the aging Louis Malle at his most wickedly wistful, directing mischievous set pieces and ultimately expressing nervous laughter at his own mortality. Made more in the traditions of British farce than the traditional French 'sophistication', in being set to the background of the 60's union unrest and student riots, the film keeps a subtle check on the ridiculous. Examining death, family relationships, marital relationships, extra-marital relationships and the different ways people perceive their lot in life, Milou en Mai has something for everyone: farcical comedy, beautiful cinematography, perceptive commentary, delightful anecdotes (I'm thinking of the opening bee-keeper scene and crab-catching in the river) and fantastic 'Hot Club de France' bowing and strumming. This film is one of my all time favourites - gentle, intelligent, sensitive fun - highly recommended.

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Release Date:

July 1990


French, English

Country of Origin

France, Italy

Filming Locations

Château du Calaoue, Gers, France

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,078 24 June 1990

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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